The Sky-Watcher Explorer-150PL (EQ3-2) is a Parabolic Newtonian Reflector Telescope which features a 0.5mm ultra-thin secondary mirror supports to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss, and high quality Paraboloidal primary mirrors to eliminate spherical aberration. The mirrors are parabolised to bring all the light rays to the same focal point to produce sharp, contrast images which are full of detail. This makes it ideal for Planetary and deep sky observation.
The sturdy EQ3-2 mount offers precision and stability along with a host of other features for the serious astronomer. The mount rests firmly on a large, adjustable aluminium tripod with accessory tray. A bubble level allows for quick and accurate levelling. Slow-motion control knobs allow for continuous manual tracking of celestial objects. The precision mount features full 360 deg worm-gear tracking controls on both R.A. and DEC. axes. Dual metal setting circle dials allow quick location of target using celestial coordinates. An optional polarscope is available for aiding in polar alignment. Optional single-axis and dual-axis D.C. motor drives can be installed for auto-tracking purposes.
Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x48, x96, x120 & x240
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x300
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 150mm
Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/8)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
X2 Deluxe Barlow Lens 1.25" (with Camera Adaptor)
Parabolic Primary Mirror
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
Direct SLR Camera Connection
EQ3-2 Deluxe Equatorial Mount
Built-in Polar Alignment Scope Holder
Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
33% more Light Gathering than 130mm